Dad tried to stop his son from stealing his trailer, but was shot and killed: report

Source: Bullitt County Detention Center; MEGA

Feb. 2 2022, Published 9:08 a.m. ET

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A man stole his father's trailer and then shot and killed his dad as he tried to stop the heist, police said.

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Richard Reno, 38, was recently charged with the murder of Kevin Watts, WLKY reported.

This week, police in Bullitt County, Kentucky, were called to a crash and found a white Dodge Ram pulling a black enclosed trailer had struck a tree. There was also a dark blue Dodge Charger that had collided with the trailer, according to WLKY.

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Detectives say Watts heard the trailer being stolen from his Bullitt County home, and he jumped into his Charger to chase the thieves.

The thieves fled in a truck with the trailer being pulled behind, WLKY reported.

The stolen truck crashed on Woodsdale Road, and Watts hit the trailer, according to WLKY.

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At some point in the incident, Watts was fired upon and shot, WLKY reported.

Watts was found with a single gunshot wound, and he died at the scene, according to WLKY.

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Reno has been charged with murder and robbery and is being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center, WLKY reported.

Source: Bullitt County Detention Center; MEGA

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